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Pat Kenny: the Newstalk presenter has sounded more engaged on air since the pandemic kicked in. Photograph: Frank Miller

Pat Kenny is a smart man, but he asks some silly questions. “Are you suffering from crisis fatigue?” he inquires of listeners to Monday’s Pat Kenny Sh(...)

Pictured from left: Bernard Mulvany, Access for All; Brid Smith, People Before Profit TD; Sharon Shiedu, United Against Racism Ireland; Éirénne Carrol CEO of TENI; Orla O’ Connor Director of the National Women’s Council; Liam Herrick, Irish Council for Civil Liberties; Louise O’Reilly, Sinn Féin TD; Ailbhe Smyth, feminist and LGBTQI activist; Lorna Fitzpatrick, President of USI Ireland and Des Derwin, Dublin Council of Trade Unions. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A coalition of anti-racist, anti-fascist organisations and individuals, to counter what it described as “the rise of hate during the pandemic” was unv(...)

Rise TD  Paul Murphy. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

A motion seeking to impeach Supreme Court judge Séamus Woulfe is to be moved in the Dáil this week by Rise TD Paul Murphy with the support of Solidari(...)

Varadkar said ‘I would have thought that if someone is advised by a doctor to take health and safety leave or sick leave during pregnancy, that would be enough’. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Tánaiste has said he believes a sick cert should be sufficient grounds for a pregnant woman to stay at home despite HSE advice to the contrary. L(...)

Holly Cairns urged the Taoiseach to call a halt to the legislation which has been passed by the Seanad. File photograph: Alan Betson

There were heated Dáil exchanges over controversial Mother and Baby Homes legislation when the Taoiseach insisted the Bill was necessary to ensure rec(...)

Former minister for climate action Richard Bruton (Fine Gael) said for the first time carbon budgets were being introduced with binding targets. Photograph: Tom Honan for The Irish Times.

Kevin O’Sullivan Environment & Science Editor Claims that the Government’s Climate Action Bill is “full of loose language” and fails to incorpor(...)

Debenhams workers Jane Crowe (left) and Mairead Fullam at the delivery entrance to the Debenhams store, Parnell Street, Dublin ahead of the High Court hearing  on Tuesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The joint provisional liquidators of the Irish arm of fashion retailer Debenhams have been granted a High Court injunction preventing unlawful actions(...)

Minister of State for the OPW Patrick O’Donovan had been assigned at the last minute to deal with the legislation after the changes in ministerial portfolios due to Barry Cowen’s sacking. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Dáil was forced to suspend debate on major Covid-19 financial legislation because changes in ministerial portfolios after the sacking of Barry Cow(...)

Not even the impending financial and environmental disaster that is climate change can deflect from an even greater threat – paying for Ireland’s ageing population.

Ireland has one of the fastest-ageing populations in the EU. In just 30 years, the number of those whom the State’s working population will have to su(...)

Bríd Smith: “This is a war on workers, and it is time for workers to fight back”

Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl has written to People Before Profit Deputy Bríd Smith saying he is reviewing her comments in relation to a High Court(...)

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